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Understand the effects of sport in the development of children

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Understand the effects of sport in the development of children Social effects Children who regular play sport have showed differences compared with those who don't. There are many social factors but I have highlighted the main ones. These social factors can be used later in life maybe to have respect for work colleagues. Learning respect for others When participating in local sports teams children tend to have respect for their team mates, but also their opponents. Due to the sex difference during school boys tend to be outside whereas girls play indoors. Because of boy playing sport outside they tend to learn goal setting, independent roles, techniques to improve performance and settle dispute. ...read more.


Psychological effects Playing sport at an early age can have psychological effects which include an increase of motor skills, development of a sense of success and failure, these all can be used later in life. Increase range of motor skills Coaches and family encourage their children to play a range of sport because regular participation in sports improves hand eye coordination, coordination and balance. This means they will be good at a range of sports and when they grow up they can use these motor skills to understand tasks. Greater confidence and self esteem Children who participate in sport tend to more confident in their ability's compared to those who don't. ...read more.


Physiological effects Physiological effects can include a number of factors which include improved general health and improved fitness. Improved general health Sports serve as an excellent physical exercise. Those who play sports have a more positive body image than those who do not. Playing sports often involves physical activities like running, jumping and stretching and moreover a constructive expenditure of energy. Playing sports since an early age strengthens the bones and muscles and tones one's body. Thus sports provide the body with a complete exercise. Improved fitness After all, nearly every sport involves some kind of physical exercise, which is one of the key components of a healthy lifestyle. While a single sport can still do wonders for your body, by participating in a variety of them, you can work different muscles. For example, while football is more about strength, rugby involves more speed. ...read more.

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